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Employer was wrong to fire researcher critical of gender ideology, British tribunal rules

July 16, 2021

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CWN Editor's Note: Maya Forstater was fired by the Centre for Global Development for her belief “that sex is immutable and not to be conflated with gender identity.”

An employment tribunal ruled that Forstater’s belief is “not worthy of respect in a democratic society.” An appellate tribunal, however, ruled that her position “may well be profoundly offensive and even distressing to many others,” but “must be tolerated in a pluralist society.”

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  • Posted by: dcnmthompson7484 - Jul. 16, 2021 7:48 PM ET USA

    Wow. As a genetic researcher, I am afraid my next publication may cause me to lose my job if I discuss the phenotypic effects of transcriptional activation of the X and Y chromosomes (i.e. XX produces a female and XY produces a male). Aren't these the same people that faithfully say "follow the science"? Yikes!